Mentoring and Coaching that shapes leaders according to God’s designed purpose for their lives.
WE ARE ONE! OUR MISSIONS
The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. Therefore, the Jack McDowell School of Leadership empowers spiritually motivated leaders to grow in character, compassion and competencies.
Training and Development that transforms both the person and the practices of Christian leaders.
Leader development that is accessible to all leaders who desire to grow in their spiritual walk and in their leadership capacity and skill.
Collaborative Partnerships within and beyond The Salvation Army that enables leaders to reach their maximum potential.
Welcome to The Jack McDowell School for Leadership Development, an arm of The Salvation Army Evangeline Booth College, USA Southern Territory!
This school is unique to the Southern Territory and the long-held dream of Mr. Jack McDowell. Understanding the need for growth and development of officers, soldiers, employees, and other constituents of Salvation Army leaders, the School was launched organizationally by the Territorial Commander in 2004, Commissioner Phil Needham. Mr. McDowell endowed the School, enabling contextualized and mission-infused curriculum that shape the person and practices of every leader.
Leader(ship) Development has many facets and forms. The goal of SLD is to provide ongoing leader resources and training. Leaders who continually work at personal growth and development in the areas of character and competencies will be a strong attraction for and help to those in their sphere of influence.
We offer the best practices from research and literature over the disciplines of Spiritual Formation, Business and Education as well as Spirit-led wisdom that shapes leaders who transform their worlds. The Salvation Army is not merely a corporate entity, although it possesses corporate characteristics. It is a part of the living, dynamic Body of Christ and, as such, submits to the Lordship and leadership of Jesus before offering anything that shapes the development of colleagues.
We are blessed to serve you and to serve with you!
Major Joanne Holz, Director
The Salvation Army Jack McDowell School for Leadership Development
Mentoring usually comes through people we know in one-on-one conversation. But, the most influential mentor in my life is someone I never met and never talked to because he never existed, at least outside the mind of the Scottish novelist, George MacDonald, who wrote Thomas Wingfold, Curate1 in 1876. I stumbled on George MacDonald because […]